- been a six-time competitor in the National Truck Driving Championships, earning second place in the straight truck class in 2015
- earned recognition as an America’s Road Team Captain, Arkansas Road Team Captain and member of the ABF Freight Road Team
- been an Arkansas Truck Driving Grand Champion. At the Arkansas competitions, he has also earned highest written score, best pre-trip and the sportsmanship award. He
- driven over 2 million accident-free miles.
Hatfield was honored during the ATA’s annual business conference in Little Rock.
“I am very proud to be part of an industry that is so vital to the success of our nation,” Hatfield said. “Being chosen Arkansas Driver of the Year is a great honor.”
“We’ve grown accustomed to hearing Loren’s name mentioned as being among the top professional truck drivers in the industry,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “He is a consummate professional, and we are extremely pleased to have him driving for ABF Freight.”
Loren speaks to elementary and high schools promoting safety around big trucks. He helps theArkansas Highway Police by driving in their “World’s Largest Convoy,” a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Loren also works with the Arkansas Children’s Hospital at its “Teen Driving Roadeo.”
“Loren’s leadership and contribution to the industry set a high bar and have earned him this recognition. He represents the best trucking has to offer, and his commitment to safety is personal and evident in his excellent driving record and extraordinary volunteer efforts,” said Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association.